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Schroon Lake chamber seeking holiday help

Christmas celebration committee wants suggestions

A living nativity scene will be part of the Schroon Lake community Christmas celebration Saturday, Dec. 8.

A living nativity scene will be part of the Schroon Lake community Christmas celebration Saturday, Dec. 8. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce is seeking suggestions for its annual Old Tyme Christmas celebration.

The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 8.

“The interest in this celebration has waned over the past few years and the chamber is attempting to increase interest and participation in the celebration,” said Patti Mehm of the chamber. “Many of the traditional activities will remain, including the tree lighting ceremony, live nativity, cookies and cocoa at the Senior Center and Santa at the Strand. New this year, the Friends of the Library will be presenting books to the children at the Strand when they visit Santa. We are currently in the process of coordinating musical performances in various locations around town.”

But while plans have been made, the chamber is looking for additional ideas.

“To revitalize this wonderful holiday tradition, the planning committee is looking to the community for input and participation,” Mehm said. “This is where you come in. Can you think of other events or activities that would add to the fun and importance of the evening? Can you host an event or help provide supplies for an activity, do you want to put on a performance, can you face paint, have cool stories to tell, etc.? We are looking to the community for additional ideas and to help host additional event offerings.

“It is the residents, church and school communities and service organizations in town that make Schroon Lake such a special place to live,” she said. “We are asking for your help to make this celebration come alive and shine with holiday spirit and activity.”

As part of the Christmas celebration the chamber will again have its holiday basket raffle. The raffle, which benefits local Christmas charities, will be held 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the chamber office on Main Street Dec. 8 during the Old Tyme Christmas celebration.

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